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Box 256 Harry G. Littlefield 1898 unsuitable

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. June 25, 1898

B. Two Enclosures

Commander J.C. Morong, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you for delivery, Department letter of 23 June, '98, addressed to Mr. Harry Sherman Littlefield, appointing him Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, with compensation at the rate of $550 a year, from date of entering on duty, in place of Mr. James B. Hermann, transferred.

There is also returned for the action of the Local Civil Service Board for the Light-House Service, the application of Mr. Littlefield on Form 1025.

Respectfully,

S.W. Achley ??

Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary

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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

December

21: [continued from preceding page] duties for the day. Mr James B. Hermann & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and etc to go house-keeping.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst helping 2nd asst work today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Received 5 ft long copper strip from Engineer.

23: Moderate breeze to light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Steam Schooner Aquesta??? sailed for Portland. Steamer Homer sailed for for San Francisco.

24: Light wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East wind with clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 1st asst completed putting copper strip on tower. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning Reflectors, lamp, oil buckets and etc today. Keeper doing house work makeing butter & etc. 1st asst went fishing. U.S. Steamer Manzanita laying off the Yaquina bar this morning and entered Yaquina at 9.15 A.M.

26: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail. Keepers painting the window that Mr Withers put into 2nd asst Quarters this month. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed out from Yaquina put a buoy down an sailed south at 9.15 A.M. returned and crossed into Yaquina at 1 P.M.

27: Strong to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper workin on the Quarterly returns & etc. The barometer stands 30 today.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport to take mail & get supplies.

29: Moderate and fresh breeze to a gale with sleet first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst cut his foot today with an axe. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco. Keeper went to Newport.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze East with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. The barometer is 29.80 today. General duties for the day. Keeper making out Quarterly, Monthly, & Absence returns today.

31: Moderate breeze East to light S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. 2nd asst went to Newport to mail the Quarterly & monthly returns.

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1895 Keeper logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

January 1: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst James B. Hermann putting dressing on his part of garden - the barometer down to 29.90 at 3 P.M.

2: Fresh and strong breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Gale S.E. To S. West with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer went down to 29.20 today.

3: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours hard Gale S.E. to South with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers cleaning out the cistern today. The barometer down to 29. today - Mr. Herman 2nd asst is very stupid cant seem to learn or remember anything that is told him. 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after mail to to mail letters. Also after supplies left station at 2300?

4: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - Keeper takeing covers off of coal oil boxes ready to empty - Also fixing pump in kitchen - 2nd asst returned to Station at 1.30 P.M.

5: Fresh to strong breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain snow & hail squalls - Sea rough [continued for preceding page]

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

January 5: General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport to mail letters & get supplies.

6: Moderate breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - The barometer down to 29.84 today.

7: Light wind S. West wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S. East - dry and fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office - The barometer 29.98 today - There is a steamer S. West of this light at 9 A.M. about 12 miles off flying signal of distress looks like the steamer Bandorville under sail - At 2 P.M. she is about 3 miles West of the Whistling buoy off the entrance of Yaquina bar. Steamer Volanta of Yaquina went out over the bar to assist the steamer Bandorville over the bar to Newport - crossed the bar 4:30 P.M.

8: Fresh breeze East to S. East to gale South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.42 today - Keeper cleaning out the barn today.

x 9: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with frequent rain & fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. 1st assistant went fishing. The barometer 30.00 today. Keeper repairing lock on watch-room door. Mr. James B. Hermann 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail and get supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.76 today - Mr. Hermann 2nd asst. returned to the station at 2:45 P.M. The steamer that went in over the Yaquina bar the 7th at 4:30 P.M. flying signal of distress was the Bandorvill, Capt. Wenant. She left the Coquille the 1st of January for San Francisco - The 2nd lost a part of her rudder in a gale and had to make a false rudder out of the boom. She drifted north until off of Yaquina and entered safely the 7th.

x 11. Fresh to strong breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9:00 A.M.

12: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rought - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.30 - Keeper returned to the station at 3:45 P.M.

13: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer 29.95 today.

14: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day -Steamers Homer and Alcatraz sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st asst putting stove in Office - The barometer 29.15 - 2nd asst went to Newport to send off for his uniform.

16. Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer went down to 28.80 today.

17. Moderate to fresh breeze East with rain, hail, and snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - The barometer went down to 28.95 today.

18. Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

February 1: Light S. East to N. West wind these 24 hours with light fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea is smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail to see if he could get a letter from his wife - 2nd asst also painted his kitchen floor - Keeper went to Newport on important business and after supplies - Left the station at 9:45 A.M.

2: Light variable winds with fair dry and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper returned to the station at 11:45 - 2nd asst went to Newport to see if he could hear from his family - Left the station at 11:45 P.M. [illegible text on left margin]

3: Light North to N.W. wind clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed in over Yaquina bar at 7:15 A.M. today having come from the South - The barometer 30.20 today - 2nd asst James B. Herman returned to the station at 10:45 A.M.

4: Light North wind fair and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst. painted a small spot in hall in his quarters - 1st asst. went fishing - Lieut Blish and Insqpector inspection station at 2:30 P.M. and left for Newport at 3:15 P.M.

5: Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after mail. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed??? out of Yaquina bar at 5:30 P.M. and steamed north.

6: Light North wind dry clear and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport on business.

7: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning up his Quarters a little - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper digging clams today. Barometer 30.04 today.

8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze to N. to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours - clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Had three visitors - Steamer Alcatraz sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - 2nd asst went to Newport expecting his son from Umpqua - Left the station at 4:30 A.M.

9: Light North to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with clear fine ??? weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Bandorville arrived and crossed in over Yaquina bar at 1 P.M. - The barometer down to 29.72 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst returned from Newport at 11:45 A.M. where he has been to meet his son.

10: Fresh to strong breeze East dry and cool these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.80 today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies.

11: Fresh and strong breeze to a gale East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours sleet - Last part of 24 hours damp. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50. Keeper repairing door on Chicken-House.

12: Strong breeze to a gale East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. East with some showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - steam Bandorville sailed for Portland - Homer for Sanfrancisco - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

13: Moderate breeze to ligth East wind these 24 hours little damp and warmer - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went over in the woods east of station after fish poles - Also putting sod around Keeper Dwelling.

14: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to Newport after his Uniform - The barometer 29.95 at 4 P.M. and going down.

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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

May

3: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain tehse 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed at 5 A.M. for San Francisco. Barometer 29.50

4: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. & S.W. thee 24 hours with rain, hail, thunder, and lightening. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.Barometer 29.45 to 29.70. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Left the Station at 2.30 P.M. Keeper working in shop painting flower pots. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 3.30 P.M. from the South and crossed into Newport at 5.40 P.M.

5: [in a different hand] Inspected station by order of Cmdr O.W. Farenholt U.S.N. Inspector 13th??? L.H. District by Theo Barker - Inspector's Clerk.

5: Light W.N.W. wind to moderate and fresh breeze thee 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst to Newport. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Theo Barker, Commander O.W. Farenholt, Light-House Inspector's Clerk arrived at the station at 10.30 A.M., made Inspection and left for Newport 11.30 A.M.

6: Fresh to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog last part of 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden on the beach. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 today. James B. Hermann 2nd asst returned to the station at 10.40 A.M. from Newport where he had been to procure supplies & recreation. U.S. L.H. Tender crossed out over Yaquina at 7 A.M. and passed this light going north.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with light rain showers. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.96 today.

8: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80

9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hour hard rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80 to 29.49 today.

11: Fresh and strong breeze South to N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper fileing saw. 1st asst went fishing and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 today.

12: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Keeper and 2nd cleaning barn preparing to paint it. Keeper mixing paint to paint barn & workshop & Dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. Barometer 30.30 to 30.40 today.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and cool weather. sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze North to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.40 to 30.15 today.

15: Fresh variable winds first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and breeze South, rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Had 4 visitors. Barometer 29.99 to 29.80

16: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.W. and West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. to West with rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 to 29.90 today.

17: Moderate breeze to light S.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy and little fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing three visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.97 today.

18: Light variable winds with cloudy weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Keeper painting the barn today. Keepers [continued on following page page]

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

May 24: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth. Barometer down to 29.85. Keeper and 2nd assts cleaning plate glass of Lantern and tower windows. Also celler window sashes.

25: Light North to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick fog and cloudy Sea rough. Barometer 29.70. Keeper and 2nd & 1st assts putting Oil in Oil butter. 1st asst cleaning paint shop. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbing Hall & Oil room floors.

26: Light South to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thunder & lightening and rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75

27: Light South wind to moderate breeze West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.60 today.

28: Light South wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get mail.

29: Light S.E. to S.S.W. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

30: Light variable winds to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today. General duties for the day.

31: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duteis for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 29.40 to 29.55.

June 1: Light E. to S. E wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.55 to 29.75 today.

2: Light N.W. to S. East and variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 30.20 today.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clean fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for theday. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.30 to 30.20. Keeper sawing and packing away wood in his celler.

4: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05. Keeper blacking damper for Lennes lamp. 2nd asst cleaning Oil carriers.

5: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. 2nd asst James B. Hermann has been ordered to report at Grays Harbor on the 16th of this month.

6: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours foggy. Sea smooth. Keeper & assts went to Newport to vote. 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today

7: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. 2nd asst and Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. Had 9 visitors. 2nd asst packing his house hold goods. 1st asst went fishing & cutting grass. Barometer 29.90.

8: Moderate to fresh breeze North with thick and heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst cutting the grass around Keepers dwelling. 2nd asst packing his House-hold good preparing to go to Grays Harbor. Barometer 29.75.

9: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Had [continued on next page]

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

June 9: [continued from preceding page] four visitors today. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst cutting grass and rakeing up and throwing hay over bluff. 2nd asst packing goods. Barometer 29.70.

10: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst throwing grass over the bluff. Barometer 29.70. 2nd asst packing his household goods.

11: Light variable winds with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.80. Had elevent visitors.

12: Light South wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75 to 29.70n today. 2nd asst James B. Hermann packing household goods and left the station at 6.15 P.M. fpr Grays Harbor light.

13: Light S. East to S. Wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in Tower. Also rakeing up hay. Barometer 29.70.

14: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst rakeing hay around Keeper's dwelling. Also cleaning out under 2nd asst wood-shed. Barometer 29.80.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. Frist part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.60 to 29.85. 1st asst working in garden. Mr. H.S. Littlefied arrived at the station at 3 P.M. and reported for duty the 16th.

16: Light EAst wind first part of 24 hours and little damp. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, dry, fair and warm. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.86. 2nd asst had House-hold goods and other things to go house keeping. Keeper, 1st, and 2nd assts cleaning, whitewashing and painting rooms and halway in 2nd asst's Quarters.

17: Light variable to East and S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Barometr 29.85. Keeper showing 14 visitors in the Tower. Keeper & assts cleaning and painting in 2nd asst's Quarters.

18: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with hard rain thes 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.85. 1st asst painted in 2nd asst Quarters. Had five visitors.

19: Light West wind to moderat breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning and painting 2nd asst's Kitchen. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.95 today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light South wind to moderate breeze these 24 hours with rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns. 2nd asst cleaning water closet. 1st asst went fishing and snower 13 visitors in Tower.

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts went fishing. 2nd painting walls of his Water-closet. Keeper painted 2nd asst's Kitchen floor. Keeper also working on Quarterly and annual report. Barometer 29.80. Had one visitors.

23: Light S.East to variable winds with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing and showing twelve visitors in the tower. Barometer down to 29.90.

24: Light wind S.W. & N.W. to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. [continued on following page]

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